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Alabama | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Creek | Seminole | Apalachee | Koasati
Alternate forms: Alibamu, Coushatta
Date: 1934-1982
Type:Text
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas worked for a short period to document Alabama with several speakers on in the 1930s. The field notebook is in Series 2 Subseries ‘Multiple Languages' and includes comparisons with Koasati and Choctaw. Around 585 lexical items were obtained from this fieldwork, from which lexical slip files (Series 9) are derived. Haas also utilized John R. Swanton's dictionary of Alabama, and Alabama forms part of extensive Muskogean language comparisons, mostly in Series 2. There is also brief correspondence.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Biloxi
Language(s): Biloxi | Ofo | Tutelo | English | Spanish
Date: 1934-1994 (bulk: 1934, 1950s-1960s)
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1.0 linear feet
Description: Haas' Biloxi file is mostly derived from John R. Swanton and James Owen Dorsey's published dictionaries, and often appears alongside the other Ohio Valley Siouan/Southeastern Siouan languages Tutelo and Ofo. The most notable original Biloxi material in the collection is an elicitation from Emma Jackson made in the 1930s, with comparisons to the lexica found in Swanton and Dorsey's published dictionaries, found in “Field Notebook: Koasati, Alabama, Biloxi” in Series 2: “Multiple Languages”. Haas also made many comparisons to other neighboring languages in Series 9, under many headings, observed possible Spanish loanwords (Series 2 Subseries "Tunica"), and alluded to Biloxi and neighbors in later correspondence.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Catawba | Houma | Pamunkey | Cheraw | Yuchi | Cherokee | Innu | Naskapi | Dakota | Wateree | Creek | Shawnee | Haudenosaunee | Tutelo | Powhatan
Alternate forms: Montagnais-Naskapi, Sioux, Iroquois
Language(s): English | Catawba
Date: 1914-1947
Type:Text
Extent: 21 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of Catawba history, language, and culture. This includes Speck's correspondence with indigenous consultants such as Red Thunder Cloud, Chief Sam Blue, and Leola Blue (Catawba) and Will West Long and Climbing Bear (Cherokee); correspondence with other anthropologists and linguists, such as John Reed Swanton, William N. Fenton, Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin, C.F. Voegelin, Morris Swadesh, A. I. Hallowell, Mary Haas, and others; genealogies of twentieth-century Catawba consultants; a Catawba bibliography; notes on topics including Catawba division of time, travel and expedition, food resources, racial status in the South, and notes, possibly for a lecture, titled "The Catawba-A Small Nation Deflated"; a University of Pennsylvania student's essay on Catawba tribal correspondence with J. Walter Fewkes about Speck's Catawba field trips; field notebooks devoted to ethnologic notes, vocabulary, texts, songs, and other linguistic and cultural data; and collections of notes devoted to Catawba language and texts, general ethnological notes, and miscellaneous notes. Some of the notes and notebooks and much of the correspondence mentions other indigenous groups as well.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Chitimacha
Language(s): Chitimacha | English
Date: 1930-1935, 1939, 1950
Type:Text
Extent: 5,000 slips, 1,546 pages
Description: The Chitimacha materials in the ACLS collection consists of an extensive body of materials recorded by Morris Swadesh. These are located in the "Chitimacha" section of the finding aid, which contains a full listing. Noteworthy materials include Swadesh's field notebooks, containing text (on a variety of topics) with interlinear translations, and extensive linguistic analysis of morphology, grammar, and other areas. These also include a brief genealogy. Also in this section are additional texts, and linguistic materials created from the fieldwork materials, such as a draft Chitimacha-English dictionary and a lexical file of over 4000 word slips. See also the single notebook in the "Koasati" section of the finding aid, which contains a French-English-Chitimacha wordlist from Mrs. Sadie Dardin.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Haida
Language(s): English | Haida | Tlingit
Date: 1890, 1893, 1900-1911, 1915
Type:Text
Extent: 3000+ pages, 1400+ cards, 3 notebooks
Description: The Haida material in the ACLS collection consists of numerous materials that are primarily located in the "Haida" section of the finding aid. See this section for a complete listing. Prominent materials in this section includes Swanton's typescript draft versions of Haida stories from both Masset and Skidegate, recorded in 1900-1902. These versions are in Haida only, with some handwritten annotations, corrections, and English titles. Many were published, though not all. Notably, these manuscript include the Haida version of stories published in English only in Swanton's "Haida Texts and Myths--Skidegate dialect." Also included in this section are lexical files by Boas and Sapir derived from Boas and Swanton's materials. In the "Athapaskan" section of the finding aid, see Sapir's "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary," which includes extensive Haida material. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, see Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset," which includes vocabularies recorded in 1890, likely in Victoria, from a Haida speaker from Masset. In the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid, see Swanton's "Tlingit and Haida word list," including Haida vocabulary recorded at Howkan, Klinkwan, and Kassan.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Muscogee
Alternate forms: Creek, Mvskoke, Muskogee
Language(s): Muscogee | English
Date: 1962
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright's Muscogee language materials consist of class handouts prepared in 1962 on morphology, and a 3-page list of place names found in publications by John Swanton and elsewhere, both in Series 4.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Ofo
Language(s): Ofo | English | Biloxi | Tutelo | Spanish
Date: ca.1970s
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas did not complete her own fieldwork on Ofo, but did develop on the work of John R. Swanton, who produced among other things a Biloxi and Ofo dictionary (the topic of one of Haas' publications, Series 4 Subseries 3). As a result of the similarities between them, Ofo is often included alongside Biloxi and also Tutelo materials, in Series 2 and with comparisons with other languages in Series 9.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Tawasa
Language(s): Tawasa | Timucua | English
Date: undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Mary Haas' small Tawasa file consists only of a short comparative lexicon with Timucua and a reprint of an article on Tawasa by John Swanton, with marginalia by Haas. Both can be found in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Tlingit | Haida
Language(s): English | Tlingit | Haida
Date: 1900-1901, 1914, 1952, 1954
Type:Text
Extent: 272 pages; 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Tlingit materials in the ACLS collection are concentrated primarily in the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid. They include Frederica de Laguna's detailed notes related to her audio recordings made at Yakutat. (See collections Mss.Rec.19 and Mss.Rec.30, listed separately in this guide.) This section also includes Sapir's extensive "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary" and "Chilcat vocabulary." See also Swanton's Tlingit and Haida field notebooks from 1900-1901.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Tlingit
Language(s): Tlingit | English
Date: 1963, undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: The Tlingit language only appears in Haas' collection within a set of wordlists and handwritten notes on index cards in Series 2 Subseries ‘Multiple Languages'. One wordlist was authored by Constance Naish and Gillian Story, 1963, with an unnamed consultant.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)